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One hospitalized after RV fire in Havasu

May 4, 2019

One Lake Havasu City resident was hospitalized Friday afternoon after a fire at Havasu RV Resort. It was the second such incident within about 12 hours.

The most recent fire began at about 1 p.m., on the 1900 block of Victoria Farms Road.

Residents say the recreational vehicle was occupied by its female owner when it caught fire, prompting a neighbor knock on the vehicle’s door and warn her.

That neighbor was injured in the blaze, according to Lake Havasu City Fire Captain Aaron Bracamonte, and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

No additional injuries were reported, Bracamonte said, but one of the occupant’s pets was unable to escape the vehicle.

According to fire officials, the trailer was damaged beyond repair in the fire. An adjacent structure was also damaged.

Mohican Drive fire damages home

Smoke was thick in the air on Mohican Drive Friday morning as a recreational vehicle burned.

By morning, the vehicle was little more than a metal frame, and the home beside it had sustained serious damage.

Lake Havasu City firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire, which was reported shortly after midnight on the 1200 block of Mohican Drive.

The fire began with a recreational vehicle, and soon spread into the attic of the home beside it.

“We went to bed at about 10:30,” said Mohican Drive resident Mary Montgerard, who lives across the street from the scene of the fire. “My husband saw the lights from the (fire) vehicles at about 1:30 and woke me up. Everything was burned up by then … that was it.”

Four fire engine companies, two battalion chiefs and one division chief responded to the blaze, and subdued it within 30 minutes of their arrival, according to a news release from the Lake Havasu City Fire Department.

No injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Members of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team were called to assist firefighters with rehabilitation duties, and fire crews remained on the scene for more than an hour afterward to conduct salvage operations.

Lake Havasu City residents who have information about the possible cause of the fire are advised to contact fire officials at 928-486-3507, or call 928-854-0758.